TODAY: 70 jurors report for murder trial from 2016 Kettering shooting

UPDATE, @ 10:55 a.m.: More than 70 potential jurors showed up today in the murder trial of teenager Kylen Gregory.

A court official said jury selection could take hours in seating a panel to hear the case in the 2016 fatal shooting of Fairmont High School student Ronnie Bowers.

The selected jury is expected today to view the scene on Willowdale Avenue where Bowers was shot Sept. 4 2016, a court official said.

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The defense witness list includes five names, including Gregory's father, count records show.

The defense's list notes it "reserves the right to call any witness subpoenaed by the state

EARLIER: More than 120 people are listed as potential witnesses as the murder trial of a Kettering teen begins today more than two years after the fatal shooting of Fairmont High School student he is accused of killing.

Kylen Gregory, 18, faces multiple charges in the Labor Day weekend 2016 deadly shooting of Ronnie Bowers.

Prosecutors have submitted a list that includes more than 120 names, including more than 40 safety or law enforcement personnel and 17 minors. Jury selection is to begin this morning with opening statements from both the prosecution and defense to follow.

Gregory has pleaded not guilty to two counts of murder and related charges for the Sept. 4 fatal shooting, which occurred while both he and Bowers were 16.

Gregory is being tried as an adult in what was Kettering’s first gun-related homicide since 2007.

Authorities said Bowers was an innocent bystander seeking to flee a confrontation on Willowdale Avenue about 9 p.m. when he was shot in the back of the head in his vehicle.

Three defendants have pleaded guilty to lesser charges in the case.

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Gregory, 18, has been in juvenile detention, where he’s being held on a $1 million bond since his case was transferred in July 2017 to adult court.

He faces two counts of murder, five counts of felonious assault and one count of discharging a firearm at or near a prohibited premise.


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